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Bio-Dome (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 January 1996 (USA)
Moronic best friends get themselves locked inside the Bio-Dome, a science experiment, along with a group of environmental scientists for one year.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Biggs
Dara Tomanovich ...
Mimi Simkins
T.C. Romulus
Dr. Petra von Kant
Monique (as Joey Adams)
Doyle's Mother
Robbie Thibaut Jr. ...
William Leaky
Brian Hayes Currie ...
Courtney Mizel ...


Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends could care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists begin a mission to live inside a "Bio-Dome" for a year without outside contact, Bud and Doyle mistakingly become part of the project themselves. The two must then learn how to protect the Earth and help the scientists complete their mission. Written by Anonymous

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Your dome away from home. See more »



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Rated PG-13 for crude language, sex-related material and some drug content | See all certifications »

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12 January 1996 (USA)  »

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Biodome  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)


$26,757,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Henry Gibson starred in The Blues Brothers (1980) in which the final scenes of the film had SWAT team members yelling "HUT HUT HUT" as they were moving into position. The same can be seen and heard with SWAT officers near the end of this movie, almost as if it's an indirect reference to the earlier movie. See more »


In "the book scene", when Bud is lining up in the hallway the camera cuts to Doyle and we can see he is standing with the coffee table lined up right next to him with no room to pass him. As Bud hits him, the camera changes to a view of him from behind, and we can see Bud has plenty of room to get past Doyle as the coffee table has moved. See more »


Young Doyle: Leave Bud alone, mom!
Doyle's Mother: [holding Bud's head underwater] I'm teaching Bud how to hold his breath underwater.
[pulls Bud's head out]
Doyle's Mother: Much better, Bud! Now let's try for three minutes.
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A hard hitting documentary about how an actor destroys his career
9 July 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Sure, the basic premise for this film was absolutely ludicrous, it was still good for a few laughs (and I mean a few). Based on the failed and flawed experiment of Biosphere 2 (which I have been to twice, and even got to look inside), this film proves to be the hard- hitting expose of an experiment which was flawed to begin with. Follow Pauley Shore and Stephen Baldwin as they unearth the cruel and meaningless system set inside the confines of the dark and steely Bio-Dome. What a documentary to watch! Sometimes funny, most of the time stupid, this proved to be one of the last stands for Pauley Shore.

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